Amy and the mods have been brainstorming these "member rank" titles for quite a while now. We all wanted something fun, but something neutral that didn't discriminate or cause any elitism. The sock making ranks were the result of that brainstorming, and we're thrilled it's getting great comments.
The ranks increase depending on your number of posts, but do not imply anything significant about your participation. It's strictly FOR FUN!
For your information, these are the ranks in order:
Ribbing the Cuff
1st Leg of the Journey
Knitting the Flap
Turning the Heel
Working the Gusset
Grafting the Toe
2nd Sock, I Rock
Sock Yarn Bliss
We do hope you find them enjoyable! I don't know the actual number of posts to move to the next level though... maybe Amy will chime in on that.